Don Budge


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Noun1.Don Budge - United States tennis player who in 1938 was the first to win the Australian and French and English and United States singles championship in the same year (1915-2000)Don Budge - United States tennis player who in 1938 was the first to win the Australian and French and English and United States singles championship in the same year (1915-2000)
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It is such a rare feat that only Don Budge (1938) and Rod Laver (1962 and 1969) -- all calendar Grand Slams -- have pulled off the sweep in the sport's history.
It is such a rare feat that only Don Budge (1938) and Rod Laver (1962 and 1969) all calendar Grand Slams have pulled off the sweep in the sport's history.
So could he become the first man since Rod Laver in 1969 and only the third man ever - Don Budge (1938) is the other - to win the elusive calendar Grand Slam?
He would join Djokovic, Nadal, Federer, Andre Agassi, Rod Laver, Roy Emerson, Don Budge and Fred Perry.
Djokovic, who earlier this season joined Rod Laver and Don Budge as the third man to hold all four slam titles at once following wins at the Australian Open and French Open, said the rest was much appreciated.
Laver also won the Grand Slam in 1962 and was only the second man to achieve the feat after American Don Budge in 1938.
If you go back in history, I don't believe there was a time other than in 1938 when Don Budge won and Rod Laver in 1962 and 1969.
Lend said: "In tennis there is career Grand Slam, four in a row, calendar year Grand Slam and golden Slam and he has a chance to do that this year," "Andy and I would like to ruin those plans if we can but if you go back in history I don't believe there was a time other than in 1938 when Don Budge won and Rod Laver in 1962 and 1969.
Djokovic joined Australian Rod Laver and American Don Budge as the only players to post four consecutive wins at the Slams, although Djokovic was unique in that he didn't win them all in a calendar year.
Only Fred Perry, Don Budge, Rod Laver, Roy Emerson, Andre Agassi, Roger Federer and Nadal have won all four majors.
He would also complete the third leg of a career Slam achieved by only seven legends of the game - Fred Perry, Don Budge, Rod Laver, Roy Emerson, Andre Agassi, Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal.
1937 _ Don Budge beats Gottfried von Cramm, 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 to win the men's singles title at Wimbledon.